5 Traits For Fitness Success

For a large part of the world as of June 2020, fitness is the furthest thing from a lot of people’s minds. Sheltering in place, trying to survive, having enough money to eat and pay the bills and avoid getting … Read More

My Grandfather

I was only 7 years old when my grandfather Ron Simmons died of prostate cancer. And in that time he taught me vital lessons that will stick with me until I meet him again.   Although my memories are hazy, … Read More

Exercise Isn’t Only About Gyms

When gyms closed due to COVID-19, it threw gym goers, owners and those employed by gyms for a huge loop. Understandably it affected a lot of people financially, but gym goers were left without barbells, weight and cardio machines and … Read More

Do You Even Nap?

At a previous gym job, I was getting up at 4.15 am five days a week to open and was sleeping less than 7 hrs. per night. And before you say I should’ve gone to bed earlier; my bedtime was … Read More

6 Exercises For Sore Knees

Pain sucks but knee pain is a special kind of suck. You move they hurt, You do nothing they hurt and you go to the gym to train, they hurt. When you have knee pain there is nothing to escape … Read More

Overcome The Resistance To Reach Your Goals

If procrastination were an Olympic sport, I’d be a perennial gold medalist. Even when I came out of the womb, I was probably putting something off. I’d be like ‘do I really have to be born today? Can’t we do … Read More

3 Ways To Exercise For Reducing Stress

There are three certainties in life, death, taxes, and stress. And due to the COVID-19 pandemic, stress is something we are all now intimately familiar with. It’s there, in the background, ready to jump up and bite you when you … Read More

My Best Teacher

Do you know which ‘teacher’ I’m talking about? When you fall over as a child and bump, bruise, and tear skin from your bone, who do you run too? Your dad? He will tell you to buck it up and … Read More

Setting A Good (Exercise) Example

Are you setting a good example? Nothing gives you more perspective about your childhood than becoming a parent. The sleepless nights, chasing them around, endless reruns of kid shows and of course potty training. My favorite. I have lost count … Read More

5 Tips For Exercising After 50

Before I turned 50, my son called me ‘pre-old.’  I wasn’t old (in his mind) until my 50th birthday. And now I am 50 years old and counting, I’m officially old (according to him) and getting my AARP emails.  But … Read More